Tragic fire in Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. The 850-year-old building was battling the blaze that broke out on Monday at 6:50 PM resulted in devastating large parts of it. Firefighters managed to save the building’s main stone structure, including its two towers, but the spire and roof collapsed. The fire was declared under control almost nine hours after it started. The cause is not yet clear but officials say it could be linked to extensive renovation works underway. and the president Macron pledges reconstructions after fire

A delegation from the Iraqi Ministry of Defense arrived in the Kurdistan Region to meet with officials from the Ministry of Peshmerga and discuss, among other issues, the latest anti-ISIS campaigns. Among other topics to be discussed are coordination and joint-operations in the Kurdistan areas and salaries of the Peshmerga forces

And today on sport, Karim Benzema rescued a point for Real Madrid in a 1-1 draw with Leganes in La Liga. The result means Real trail second-placed Atletico Madrid by four points – and leaders Barcelona by 13 – with six games remaining.